BACK TO THE BOOKS FOR QIC EXECUTIVE

Written on the 18 March 2010

GOING back to university means a heavy workload for any high-flying executive, but for Queensland Investment Corporation’s (QIC) Susan Buckley, her MBA will mean a lot more than just the paper itself.

“It’s hard to juggle – you work on adrenaline sometimes when the deadlines creep up on exams. But when I finish a subject and look back on what I’ve learned, it gives me a lot of confidence with my work,” says QIC’s managing director for global fixed interest.

“I started in 2004 and deferred one or two times, doing about one and a half subjects per semester – it was to give me the skills to manage a team and manage money on behalf of clients.”

Buckley expects to complete her final MBA subject at the University of Queensland (UQ) in semester two this year, but will miss the helpful lecturers, the networking with other professionals and access to the online library.

“The result is that it’s given me a lot of confidence knowing how to apply the latest theories in many areas – coordinating the team, marketing, all of the subjects I took had a real world role. Without the MBA still in my mindset, I wouldn’t be able to think as broadly,” she says.

Buckley enjoys the literature-based academic discipline of UQ and has found many similar business issues with her peers, despite coming from different fields such as the industrial sector or HR.

“The other day I put together all the assessment I’d done over the years – there were about a dozen of them. It’s a great culmination of learning and jogs my memory of how to go about the different day to day aspects of business,” she says.

“I guess you begrudge the assessment, but at the end of the day it helps you learn, apply that knowledge in exams and finally apply it in your job too.”


Latest News

AUSTRALIA READY TO DISRUPT GLOBAL CARBON FIBRE MANUFACTURING

AUSTRALIA for the first time has the capacity to produce carbon fibre from scratch and at scale, following the launch...

HONG KONG FUND INVESTS $212.8 MILLION IN G8 EDUCATION

G8 EDUCATION (ASX: GEM) has secured $212.8 million from Hong Kong-based CFCG Investment Partners to pay down debt and...

MERGER DELIVERS THE FINANCIAL GOODS FOR TERRY WHITE

TERRY White Group has posted a solid half-year net profit of $1.3 million amid a period of major transformation fo...

BLUE SKY APPOINTS TWO NEW INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

BLUE Sky Alternative Investments (ASX: BLA) has appointed two new independent, non-executive directors to its board: ...

Related News

WHY EMPLOYEE-OWNED COMPANIES ARE BEATING ASX200 SHARE PRICES

EMPLOYEE-owned companies command a higher share price than their publicly listed peers, reaping a 17 per cent prem...

RISE OF THE MACHINES HAS WORKERS SWEATING

UP TO 3.8 million Australian workers are fearful their job may soon be terminated by a robot, a new survey has shown....

LESS TALK, MORE SMALL BUSINESS ACTION IN 2017

THE future growth and prosperity of Australian SMEs could be undermined if governments lose sight of the sector...

TEST DRIVE A POST GRAD AT BOND

THERE'S only one way to really move your career into the fast lane, says Bond University, and 'test driving...

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter